ENGLAND UNDER PRESSURE AS AUSTRALIA EYE ASHES WHITEWASH

ENGLAND UNDER PRESSURE AS AUSTRALIA EYE ASHES WHITEWASH

Victorious Australia will head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day test against England brimming with confidence after reclaiming the Ashes in Perth and on a mission to subject the tourists to another 5-0 series whitewash.

 

Captain Steve Smith was a member of the Michael Clarke side that swept the last series Down Under in 2013/14 and will feel good about his chances of emulating his former skipper by defeating Joe Root's demoralised team in the final two matches.

 

'It'd be fantastic to do that and we'll talk about Melbourne when we get there," Smith said after their innings and 41-run win at the WACA saw Australia take back the urn.

 

"Right now, I'm just really satisfied with what we've achieved in these first three test matches. I'd love to do that again, but we will just take it one step at a time."

 

Australia were able to pick the same team throughout the series sweep in 2013/14 but Smith may not have that luxury due to an injury doubt over Mitchell Starc.

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